We want to reach out and grasp the hand of the Native American Alcoholic or addict and offer hope for a new life. These patients can feel cut off and alone but here they find friends and walk a new spiritual journey toward joy and peace. They find a new direction and purpose for their life. Like all patients, no Native American or Native American Culture is the same, so all treatment has to be individualized. Counselors and the Native American Spiritual Advisor do a Cultural Assessment to determine the patient's needs. Alcoholism treatments.
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"What do you want to gain from your experience here?" is the focus of all treatment planning.
Some Native Americans will need a specialized program that addresses the traditional values of the Native American culture. Native Americans come from unique and different nations across the country and we are sensitive to each culture in the treatment process. Our staff includes Native American counselors as well as Native American Cultural and Spiritual Advisors.
We provide a sensitive healing family program to begin the recovery process. There is no charge for the family program. We encourage each patient to make a personal recovery plan that includes individual, family, community, spiritual and school support in continuing care.
We have an Inipi (sweat lodge) on our grounds and our Native leaders facilitate purification ceremonies, lead talking circles, and smudge sage with prayers for each patient. At the end of treatment each Native American has an honoring ceremony to honor the things they learned in treatment and to wish them well in recovery. The staff introduces the patients to the Red Road and Wellbriety programs.
We have a Native American Advisory Committee that provides specific direction on Native American culture, tradition, and history. This committee is comprised of Native American staff with consultation from elders and leaders from the Native American community.
"I've been employed as Adolescent Counselor for the Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota Nation approximately three and half years. During this time I've made adolescent referrals and coordinated services with the Keystone Treatment Program. The Services provided by Keystone staff have been very professional and prompt for our program. I believe the Keystone Treatment Center staff process our clients with the utmost care during the inpatient program."
Felix Renville, Jr., 570 Adolescent Counselor, Dakota Pride Center
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"Dakota Pride Center has been referring adolescent clients to Keystone for many years. We have a good working relationship with the staff at Keystone. When an adolescent is in treatment Keystone provides the referring agency with a weekly progress report and you can expect a call if a problem arises concerning the referred client. Keystone has a Native American Advisory Board which helps them work toward being more open to the Native American Culture and giving better service to them. Native American clients are being referred from the whole Aberdeen area which is North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa."
Susan K. Thompson, Program Manager, Dakota Pride Center
"Before referring employees to the Keystone Treatment Center I was invited to visit the Center and meet with the staff. They were all very polite and treated me with respect. I knew in my spirit that the clients would also be treated with that same politeness and respect and they were. The clients that we sent really liked Keystone and have said that it felt like home. They said the staff members were very nice to them. I was extremely satisfied with the services that Keystone provided my clients. The Center has established a Native American Advisory Committee to sensitize their staff to cultural traditions of the Native American clients. This has resulted in a more caring atmosphere for our clients."
Alida M. Chasing Hawk, Employee Assistance Counselor, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe
I am a certified AODA counselor for the St. Croix Tribal AODA program in Hertel, Wisconsin. Our program has made several referrals to Keystone for adolescents and families. We know this facility to be professional and efficient. Furthermore, I have found their Indian Program to be an excellent resource for our traditional Native American clients."
Betty Jack, CADC III, St. Croix Tribal Family Resource Center
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